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Trots op onze rankings in Chambers Europe 2024

14 maart 2024 – De Chambers Europe 2024 is uit. Employment is een band gestegen en heeft nu een band 3 ranking. Dispute Resolution en Real Estate hebben hun band 4 ranking weten vast te houden. Corporate/M&A Mid-Market heeft nu een band 2 ranking. Daarnaast ook weer een mooie ranking voor Charles en Arief. Lees hieronder de quotes en beschrijvingen die Chambers dankzij onze referenten en submissies kon formuleren.




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Bram Thomas






Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, band 3

What the team is known for: Lexence is a strong Dutch firm with a notable focus on advising founders, shareholders and company management on divestments. The law firm also has an impressive track record of assisting clients with acquisitions, as well as representing them in mergers and joint venture agreements. Recently the firm has been particularly active on transactions in the healthcare and technology sectors.

Strengths provided by Chambers
“The team is straight, to the point and pragmatic whilst covering potential legal risks.”

Employment, band 3

What the team is known for: Lexence has a robust national offering and is active in large workforce reorganisation proceedings as well as contentious employment matters. The team advises on dismissals, social plan negotiations and employee benefits. Team members also have significant experience acting in employment disputes concerning instances of misconduct.
Work Highlights: Lexence assisted Henkel with dismissal proceedings of one of its managing directors.

Strengths provided by Chambers
“Lexence has the ability to deploy the right team for every level of demand. They always offer a prompt response.”

“Lexence offers solid, quick and pragmatic advice. They have a strong customer focus.”

“The Lexence team is fast and accurate. They are great to work with.”

“The Lexence team has a very pragmatic approach and in-depth specialists are available.”

Notable Practitioners
Judith Schulp advises clients on a wide array of employment law matters including issues arising from restructuring, collective labour agreements and executive dismissals.

“Judith Schulp provides great service. She is smart, fast and wise.”

“Working with Judith is great. She is very sharp, to the point and takes a holistic approach on the key issues.”

Dispute Resolution, band 4

What the team is known for: Lexence is particularly active in commercial litigation, including representing clients in shareholder and contractual disputes. The law firm also acts for clients on liability cases, as well as mismanagement proceedings. The team has additional experience in financial disputes, insolvency proceedings and criminal litigation.

Work Highlights: Lexence represented CLT-UFA in preliminary relief proceedings over termination of a broadcasting time contract.

Strengths provided by Chambers
“Lexence team has creative, to-the-point and intelligent lawyers with lots of different expertise within the team.”

“Lexence lawyers can provide substantive input and can also respond quickly to ongoing issues.”

“They provide high-quality service and maximum level of responsiveness in a very comprehensive way.”

Notable Practitioners
Bram Thomas Craemer has a strong focus on advising clients on contractual disputes, as well as preliminary relief proceedings.

“Bram Thomas Craemer is a very strategic, charismatic litigator and negotiator.”

“Bram is always one step ahead of the other parties and he thinks very strategically.”

Timo Jansen often assists clients with injunctive relief proceedings and investigations into allegations of mismanagement.

“Timo is pragmatic, able to quickly analyse complex matters and to formulate arguments with razor-sharp clarity.”

“His presentation in court is impressive.”

Real Estate, band 4

What the team is known for: Lexence often acts for investment funds and financial sector clients on a range of real estate transactions for office and residential assets. The law firm advises on sales, purchases and leaseback transactions. Additionally it assists with lease agreements, redevelopment projects and real estate financing matters.

Work highlights: Lexence advised JYSK on the purchase and leasing of a plot of land for a distribution centre building in Lelystad.

Strengths provided by Chambers
“Lexence lawyers have great knowledge on complex and sophisticated matters.”

“The team is always quick to respond and focused on the important items.”

Notable Practitioners
Arief Van Rhee assists clients with the disposal of real estate assets, particularly portfolios of residential properties.

Banking & Finance – Netherlands, Band 4

Charles Destrée of Lexence represents borrowers and lenders in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience advising clients on securitisation structures, refinancing, and acquisition financing.

“Charles is a seasoned partner and adviser in both private and public financial law. He has a broad and international background, and never seems stressed despite challenging circumstances.”

“Charles’ advice is always sound, pragmatic and comprehensive.”

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